Gadgets Brief – May 2013
We chat about the Brinno TLC200 Pro HDR Time Lapse Camera, Blackmagic Pocket Cinema, and the Olympus E-P5.
Brinno TLC200 Pro HDR Time Lapse Camera
The Brinno TLC200 Pro makes creating time lapse videos much easier than before. Instead of expecting a user to stitch individual stills together, the camera automatically captures frames into a video. The TLC200 Pro claims a wide dynamic range of 115dB and low light sensitivity (they have some nice videos demonstrating those capabilities). And the camera accepts CS-mount lenses, which opens up a lot of creative possibilities uncommon from small sensor cameras of this kind. Visit www.brinno.com.
Blackmagic Pocket Cinema
Blackmagic is at it again, this time pushing out a tiny wonder, the Pocket Cinema, that accepts MFT lenses. It is no Olympus OM-D or Panasonic Lumix GH3, but it will be an interesting moviemaking camera nonetheless, especially since this tiny camera shooes RAW VIDEO with 13 stops of dynamic range, at just US$995 (body only). Visit www.blackmagicdesign.com.
Olympus follows through with the younger cousin of the OM-D EM-5, with the same 5-axis image stabilizaiton and the same sensor. The new E-P5 now features 1/8000s mechanical shutter, WIFI, and now, focus peaking. The E-P5 is small and retro-styled. The OM-D is still great, but there will be those of us who wish some of these new features could have been on the OM-D all along. But OM-D still retains some top features such as weather sealing. Visit www.getolympus.com.
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